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be a venue site for the america's cup. they have tenants in all of those facilities who would be impacted by this. we are obviously very concerned about our tenants. the port has provided and will continue to provide regular updates to their tenants about information in the public records to make sure that they are aware of a host of thing you agreements. the staff has started out reached to those tenants to offer one-on-one meetings to give that information. a number of other city agencies, treasure island development authority, the redevelopment agency has experience with this kind of tenant relocation effort. if see what is approved, we would seek their advice as well. -- if seek whaceqa bid is approe would seek their advice. after the final eir is certified, the port would identify the available space and the tenants' needs. also the types of space that is available both on pork property and the private-sector turned to we currently don't have sufficient vacancies for all the tenants that would be impacted by this. any tenant relocation plans would go to the port commission for its ap
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america's cup with literally and physically be implemented next year and in 2013. i very much support and encourage as many of those conversations as we can have. this is just the beginning of the conversation, but i have many neighborhood associations, merchants, and residents in my district and i know throughout the city that have questions and concerns, and i look forward to those concerns being vetted and dealt with in due course so that when the big event comes, we will be ready as a city to welcome the entire world to it. my apologies -- because of the link of the prior items on twitter, i unfortunately have to go, but i know we are in very good hands with all our colleagues who are here to discuss this, and i look forward to further conversation about it. supervisor chu: thank you. supervisor campos. supervisor campos: thank you all for being here. i look forward to presentations by staff. let me begin by underscoring what i think every supervisor who has looked at the issue of the america's cup has said, which is that we want to be supportive of this event happening in
a real difference in rural america. i want to tell you about a woman who -- a woman from a small noun my district. she's 23 years old. she only makes $22,000 a year working as a daycare -- at a daycare. she grew up and wants to raise her children there. and the national neighborhood stabilization program is helping her become a first time homeowner. now our amendment would simply take the money that has already been allocated for this program and prioritize it for a -- our rural communities so we can change the way that streets like this look. and so we can make sure that more moms can raise their kids in towns where they grew up. this amendment doesn't cost any money. it allows a mom to raise a child in her home community and our amendment will not kill this bill. it would simply give our rural communities the ability to weather the worst crisis they've faced in a generation. now, maybe our small towns or this young mom should incorporate as a bank, maybe then they'd get the same kind of attention that we've given to wall street. because, folks, wall street is getting through this crisi
radioactive rods after a series of explosions. there is confusion and fear in japan tonight. >>> america joins the rescue. we're headed out to the "uss ronald reagan," now running search and rescue flights off the japanese coast, despite the risk of drifting radiation. we're getting an exclusive look into the it effort. >>> and domestic concerns. retailers set out of iodide tab lets as americans stock up, fearful of what's happening in japan could happen here. with u.s. nuclear reactors built atop fault lines, how big is the risk? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran and cynthia mcfadden in new york city and bill weir in japan, this is "nightline," march 15th, 2011. >> and good evening from the atsugi naval air station. it is wednesday afternoon here in japan. we're waiting to board that flight to the "uss ronald reagan," the massive u.s. aircraft carrier off the coast of tsunami-ravaged japan. more on that in a moment. first, the most pressing news, the fear of nuclear fallout from that ravaged fukushima daiichi power plant, where last night another explosion
of america has achieved new progress. people to people contacts and exchanges between our two countries grow rapidly. last year, 3 million visited each other. 1 million from china, 2 million from the united states of america. we see our mutual friendship enhanced, our cooperation consolidated and expanded. especially, our bilateral trade reached a new record of $385.3 billion. 29.3% more than the previous year. that is 150 times more than 32 years ago, when china and america established diplomatic relations. and the state of california maintains its leading position in exports to china. in the fourth quarter of last year, california exported x 0.8 billion u.s. dollars to china, which is 28% more than the same period of last year. 35% is from the bay area. the year 2010 is also a very remarkable in the relationship between china and san francisco. last year, shanghai and san francisco celebrated the city's anniversary of the sister city relationship. three mayors of this city led a large delegation to shanghai and inaugurated the grand opening of the san francisco post at the world expo. they
over the america's cup. it is the authority of the chair to make the changes if the chair sees fit, and it is understandable, but in this particular case, by us not knowing until we came here that this was being moved up, and that the representative body of the chief executive's office is helping administer both of america's cup and the twitter deal in itself, it would have been, i think, more thoughtful and considerate of letting us know in advance that the schedule was being adjusted for this. you know that we have people coming later in the hearing because the hearing on america's cup would take more time as well, and it comes preceding the twitter deal that is now before us right now. it does not look right, but we understand that based on the critical process, that authority can be exercised. i would ask those in charge to reconsider taking this out of order. whoever did make that request of taking this out of order should have at least had, i think, the basic courtesy of informing me and my office, since we are the one who commissioned the america's cup report, and yet, we we
to the same kind of reactors right here in america? >>> and, what about the fear of the people of japan tonight? >>> good evening. this is what an american official told us today. it would be hard to describe how alarming the situation is inside japan's nuclear power plant. teetering on the brink of a multi-reactor meltdown. that last ditch hope, the workers heading in on what he called a suicide mission. and even that may be too late. as family members or some of the workers have begun to weigh in, one of them writing tonight, "my father has accepted his fate, much like a death sentence." and, the japanese people are lining up today to be tested or to leave, but we want to talk, as well, about what this means for the united states. we're going to tell you about worst case scenarios, what it might really deliver to hawaii, to california, the rest of this country, all of that ahead. but martha raddatz leads us off, she spent the day with experts asking about the reality of what is happening tonight. martha? >> reporter: diane, the u.s. is now urgently trying to get the japanese governmen
in the short term, the interim basis between the america's cup 34 occurs and when long-term use may occur, your answer to that is that that is not something that is unusual. the portis does short-term leases, -- the port the short- term leases. -- upwards does short-term leases -- the port does short- term leases. in terms of liabilities and obligations, you do not see that, but what could change is the revenues, and that is not really the same vein as a change in material obligations -- that is not really the same thing? >> given the bid and scarcity of parking in this area. chair chu: ok, thank you. supervisor campos? supervisor campos: 80. let me begin by saying i have a lot of russett but. chicks' thank you. let me begin by saying i have a lot of respect -- thank you. let me begin by saying i have a lot of respect. there are people who do not want to see the america's cup come to san francisco or come to fruition, that we are providing some ammunition to present a legal challenge here, but i do think that this is that reasonable minds can disagree about whether or not material changes were
says about america. and so much more. it's at to call black liberation theology, a guy who has done it on television now for the last few years, that was crazy. that was crazy. when i first said that's marxism, taken the shots. mm-hmm. that was obama's church for 20 years. marxist and socialist. now they're finally admitting it. thank you for the truth, reverend jeremiah wright. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. i said it yesterday and i think i should say it again. the president may have been hit with a tranquilizer dart or -- maybe a stun gun. i'm not sure. his fans in the press always called his calmness "measured. thoughtful." i think it's about time we start to consider the possibility of sedation. might be. it's bizarre to watch how he is behaving. while the globe is melting down all around him. you remember his excuse for not talking about libya. he actually said he had a scheduling conflict. and so he couldn't talk about libya. tiffany, tiffany, sky god producing tiffany, are you there? >> i'm here. what's up? >> glenn: thank you. would you remind me tomorro
behind america's nuclear problem, why are you confident this is the right way to go? >> the main thing i've said is not that, but it's way too early to know. we don't have the facts and we need to base our future decisions on facts and science, not on ideology or hysteria. so that's the main thing i've said. the second thing i've said is, look, we have an ongoing crisis going on in japan. and we should first focus on that ongoing crisis and help and pray for the japanese. unfortunately, some folks around here want to use any ongoing crisis to immediately try to advance their pre-existing political agenda rather than first deal with the crisis and secondly actually gather the facts. >> you can hardly blame them. what we've seen here is not only one of the biggest affects that we've ever seen. a terrible tsunami. and some very serious damage to these nuclear reactors in japan. and it's pretty obvious, isn't it, that in america people are going to say, hieng, what aboant lots of reactors, many by the sea. what's going to happen if the same thing happens here? >> it's an obvious question. i
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of being exposed to those young folk? we'll come back to america in a second but when you move around the world seeing you talking to kids, playing in venezuela. what do you get out of that? >> first, it helps you understand the cycle of life. you're giving them information but they are also giving you information. as you get older, for example, in our band, we have members in our band like carlos and i taught them when they were in high school and now they teach me. i said man, can you break this rhythm down? carlos was our music director in cuba. he has been instrumental in a lot of my education. i started to develop a saying with them. they teased me all the time. you had the that familiar relationship. i said you have to follow your young leadership too. so i get so much from having an opportunity to interface with them and bring information to them and to represent our culture and our way of life. the feeling and the want and the love is unbelievable. the exchange that goes on between students and teachers or visiting people who are doing master classes. not just musicians gecln
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a lesser america to the next and trillions in unpaid bills. a new report from the government accounting office documents what we instinctively have known, waste and duplication in government cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year. early estimates say between $100 billion and $200 billion. and experts say we could save tens of billions of dollars by aggressively prosecuting health care, waste and abuse, just as we saved millions of dollars going after health care fraud when i was attorney general. the people of connecticut, indeed of america, will not tolerate and should not tolerate billions in waste and duplication. it must be cut. that's where we should focus. not on the thoughtless slashing of essential services that provide a safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. when we cut, let's be smart about it. the people of connecticut are sick of the special breaks and tax loopholes that have been protected for far too long, tax breaks to companies that send jobs overseas, subsidies to huge oil and gas interests; some of them the most profitable companies in the history of the
. >> we want to welcome our viewers in north america as well. it is 1:00 p.m. in japan. and there seems to be no letup in the fear that's gripping the disaster stricken nation. tokyo is now requesting help from the u.s. military in this emergency. we want to bring you all we know so far. japanese officials say part of a nuclear reactor containment vessel at the fukushima daiichi power plant may be damaged. they say a breach in the containment vessel in reactor number three may be what's caused a white cloud of smoke or steam to rise above the power plant. they can't confirm either way on that. now, already, there have been several explosions and fires at the plant since friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. workers have been trying to stop a nuclear meltdown by cooling those damaged reactors from which radiation has escaped. however, officials say workers have now suspended their operations, and have been evacuated. authorities also say radiation readings at fukushima daiichi have been fluctuating by the hour. the nuclear watch dogs say radiation briefly reached 167 times the average
. instead, chu spent much of the hearing trying to reassure lawmakers that america's nuclear reactors are safe. >> we clearly consider things like tsunamis and earthquakes and fires. >> we've been doing that? >> we've been doing that all the time. and whenever there is a reactor near an earthquake site, we look to what the maximum size of that particular earthquake the geologists say can happen and we design considerably above that. >> such reassurances haven't been enough for ed markey, along with the california congresswoman low is taps. markey sent a letter to the chairman of the nuclear regulatory commission requesting more information on the safety of domestic nuclear reactors, particularly those right here in southern california. we are concerned that san onofre, diablo canyon and others in seismically active areas are not designed with sufficient levels of resiliency against the sort of earthquakes scientists predict they could experience. congressman markey advocated for measures that were just announced in germany. they ordered seven nuclear plants that began operations befor
commission gives 20 year operating licenses to more than half of america's plants. joining me now is kevin camps, a radio active special. thank you very much for joining us. i want to get into the specifics of u.s. plants and safety. let me ask you first the reaction to these late developments here in japan. >> it's very alarming that the site is being abandoned. i understand that the workers' health is in mind but the site cannot be abandoned. the cores need to be cooled. the pools need to be cooled. three melt downs. >> i know they have been trying their best but it has to be done. the radio activity, especially if the winds were to blow into toky tokyo. let's hope it doesn't go there. do you see an obvious way, at least a next step to try to avoid catastrophe? >> the electricity has to be restored to the circulation pumps in some way to cool the cores of the melting down unis.s i know that they have been try frg days but they have to continue to try. they can't abandon the site and hope for the best. >> let me bring this into the context of the united states because there are new questi
on "america this morning" and "good morning america," we'll take you back to japan for the very latest on the ongoing disaster. >>> in other news, the persian gulf nation of bahrain is under a three month state of emergency. a reaction to what's escalated into deadly political unrest. demonstrators are calling for political reforms and a change in bahrain's long established monarchy. the military force led by saudi arabia has been clashing with the protesters. so far at least three people have died and hundreds more injured. the u.s. navy's main base in the region is located in bahrain. >>> and in libya, moammar gadhafi's forces appear set for an offensive on the main stronghold of the rebellion there. opposition fighters were routed from a key city yesterday opening the way to their base in benghazi. in his newest comment gadhafi called the rebels rats and also claimed only hundreds not thousands have been killed in the fighting. >>> and with that, here's a look at your wednesday weather. a wet day from san francisco north with seattle expecting heavy rain. up to 2 feet of snow in the
, increasing america's debt we can adjust domestically and internationally. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. america has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. those are the words of former senator barack obama, now president of the united states. as a candidate for president in 2008, president obama said we're going to have to take on entitlements and i think we've got to do it quickly. and in 2009, then president obama said, what we have done is kicked this can down the road. we are now at the end of the road and are not in a position to kick it any further. he also promised his administration would, quote, work with congress to execute serious entitlement reform. now, president obama, as both republicans and more and more democrat members of congress are committing to go forward and as republican and democrat governors in states in fiscal peril are responding, our nation, mr. president, our nation needs you now, to assume the primary leadership role in helping
. >>> and our coverage continues today on "good morning america," with a look at how many american nuclear plants are also located near earthquake fault lines. >>> well, there are some major developments in the middle east this morning. we're seeing a crackdown against anti-government protesters in the persian gulf nation of bahrain. now, they flooded out of the main square in bahrain's capital, after security forces fired tear gas and then opened fire. two people are dead. many more are injured. it comes one day after the country declared a state of emergency. >>> now, to politics here in the u.s. our new poll of republican-leaning voters makes for some ready tough reading for sarah palin. 58% view her favorably, which is actually an all-time low for her. palin has a higher unfavorable rating, up to 37%, than other gop candidates. among them, mitt romney has a 60% favorable rating and 21% unfavorable. the poll gives mike huckabee the highest marks. 61% favorable. 18% unfavorable. >>> and the last american world war i veteran has been laid to rest. president obama was there to pay final re
's changing problem. tonight, we take them on. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. there is a lot of evil in the world. i know people don't like that world, but that's tough. turn the channel. watch spongebob squarepants or the clown on the other network. evil. we'll focus on. it but we'll also focus on t enlightenment, empowerment, education, entrepreneurship. it's that. we'll focus on that. which are you? you have choices in life. that's what life is. my father used to say to me glenn, life is a series of choices. but once you make the choice, you have to be prepared to live with the consequences and the ramifications of that choice. right now, we're given bogus choices and we're told what we cannot do, but we are not giving the other side of it. for example, we were told this or what? we know we don't want this. so it's that. but then we're not defining that. the financial meltdown. we don't want the financial meltdown. you want the financial meltdown or do you want hope? do you want special interest running your government or do you want change? now it's this government doesn't work,
are applied here in america. >> "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell weeknights. >>> other news. home video from a resident in oregon captured the destructive power of last week's tsunami on u.s. shores. powerful waves and rising water tore apart the brookings harbor point tossing around boats as if they were toys. the damage ranged from $13 million. a disaster assessment team has visited the area to determine if it's eligible for federal relief. >>> military units across the nation headed to the hoosier state to take part in mock nuclear disaster drills. the doomsday scenario called for ap emergency response to nuclear explosion, collapsed buildings and decontamination. preparation is more essential in light of the current situation in japan. >>> finally, a virginia search and rescue team is on the ground in japan. the fairfax county-based crew was deployed to the city of ofrinado in the wake of the tsunami. they along with a crew from los angeles have uncovered several remains and are searching through the debris for more. >>> turn to bill carins for the forecast. good morning to you. we'
week nearly 200 small businesses came to washington, d.c., from illinois and from all across america. they came to stand up in support of reform of the interchange fee, the swipe fee, that congress passed last year. they came to stand up to the major credit card companies, visa and mastercard and the $13 trillion banking industry that's doing everything in its power to reverse this reform. small business, as we all know, is the key to our economy and its future. we need for them to be able to grow, to hire more workers and serve their customers we will. -- and serve their customers well. but debit card swipe fees set by visa and mastercard are crushing many small businesses. the banks made over $16 billion per year in debit swipe fees back in 2009, about $1.3 billion per month. now, $16 billion may not sound shrike a lot of money when you compare it to the $20.8 billion that the new york state comptroller said was paid out in wall street bonuses to major financial institutions just last year. but it is a huge amount bh it affects small business. for most americans on main street, $16
ocean and north america. his specific work concerns impacts of climate changes on water resources and other sectors in west europe north america and he also worked on large scale exchange of heat and water between the ocean and the atmosphere. dan is also a director of the california climate change center a center that works to improve and forecast for decision makers in the california region and i'm sure it's information we can take throughout the united states. dan recieved a bachelor of science in meterologist and oceanographer and received in 1971 from university that makes us about the same age dan, but i'm just a broken down lawyer and economists. he received a, ph.d., in ee in san diego. his speech today will focus on climate change and it's challenge to our water supply. please welcome doctor dan cohan. >> thank you susan, well, it's a privilege to be here. i'm really impressed with the gathering that you've all assembled here in and the quality of the discussion. so i know that i don't want to wear out my welcome so i'll try to get through this sort of on time. you know a
and the port commission regarding the 34th america's cup under charter section b 7320. >> this is not a very controversial item. i believe that people agree with the recommendations. >> i will try to be brief. we're very pleased to offer a fiscal assets and staff efforts in support of this historic event. we have been working to develop strategies that developed financial stability while meeting our obligations. this is one strategy. we will be before you in the spring to seek your advice and approval of other strategies. we recognize that the economic benefits would not be confined to the port bow would accrue to the city as a whole. in light of our costs, the mayor's office proposed and the board of supervisors approved a that the city would use fund- raising and general funds with the tax increment to reimburse the port for revenue lost from the event and other port costs. as you will see from this chart, this demonstrates the cost and benefits and how they accrue to the port. these are preliminary numbers from the budget that you saw on december 14th. while the budget will change, the dy
as 1972. even more troubling, that same design is used here in america. "new york times" reporting that 23 reactors in 16 states use the containment vessel developed by ge which to this say is a make stakeholder in this network. experts have called for decades that this particular system may be more susceptible to explosions from hydrogen buildup, which is precisely what we have seen in japan. now, there are 66 nuclear power plants in the u.s., containing a total of 104 liceed nuclear reactors. the reactor with the highest riskç rating, none other than w york's independencian point energy center. you can see how close it is to north america's most pop you lated city. to the west coast we go, the diablo canyon nuclear power plant has long been a focus of its concerns with the reactors located near the san andrea fault, step secretary stephen chu insists -- >> we don't believe there's a danger, but in any instance like this, when there are truly unfortunate events like what we are seeing in japan, what we do is we look and learn from that. >>> joining us is thomas m. broker, the director o
that america's engaged in in iraq and afghanistan. we go about our daily routine. we're concerned about march madness, the gasoline prices, but war doesn't really affect most americans personally. the media doesn't put those events on the front page. they're more concerned about the personal lives of celebrities than they are about the personal sacrifice of our warriors overseas. but war is real. real americans are tenaciously fighting on two fronts for the rest of us. for them it is personal and for their families it is very personal. united states is engaged in the longest continuous combat in american history as we serve our -- as our troops serve overseas. staff sergeant mark c. wells, photograph of him here, was 31 years of age, a member of the united states army and he was killed on march 5, 2011. in the helmand province of afghanistan by an i.e.d., that's an improvised explosive device. that's how the cowards fight our troops. of course they would not come out in the open because they would be defeated. his parents live in spring, texas, in my district, and he joined the united states
language. america, wake up -- i am talking to you by english language. america, wake up. it is bad for us if we have the same earthquake, like we had in japan. 10,000 people have been disappeared. they lost everything, cars, whatever they have. our friends, our families, supervisors. such as john avalos, jane kim, and others, and i would like to see -- that she fire -- let us see what they are going to do, mr. john avalos and ms. jane kim. this is a time to teach us what we can do to help my neighbor. i need help. i need your help. other people began. children, people older than me. john avalos, i talk to you at this moment because you are very close to me. we would like to handle that problem suint -- soon or later and for the supervisors to try to do -- and training. in your district, how we can help each other. the people lost their lives because they do not know what to do, or they do something wrong, but if we have a player, maybe we can save other people. -- if we have a planned, maybe we can save other people. -- if we have a plan. [bell] president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >>
. but the people who can stabilize the japanese markets are the bank of japan, not the united states of america it will have ramifications around the world. no ands, ifs and buts. disasters like this particularly in a highly industrialized country like japan ripple throughout the entire world system. >> bill: all this carnage in japan has taken the eye off the middle east which was the big story until last friday when the earthquake hit. chaos in libya where qaddafi is holding on because of shear raw power while nato doesn't do anything about it so, once again, you have a situation where the president of the united states may have taken a leadership role but now -- and barack obama is quite clear about it, he doesn't want to lead on libya. he doesn't want to do it. is that smart? that's a big mistake. we will look back if qaddafi stays in power last wednesday, he must go, we want regime change. don't expect us to lead. we have france and nato saying we need a no-fly zone. we have the arabs saying you must have a no-fly zone. the president of the united states seems to be, you know, the worst of
look at an assembly line of what some see as america's energy future, the components of nuclear power. tiny uranium pellets fill 12-foot-long rods. bundled together, they become assemblies. inside reactors, the assembly's active engine, creating nuclear energy, once done, they have radioactive waste that could be dangerous for thousands of years, and that's the problem. how do you dispose of nuclear waste? >> actually how you dispose of that stuff is just one problem with it. there's a whole different problem that is happening now, but seeing it being built like that is helpful for understanding what we're dealing with. you saw the pellets of uranium. right there. somewhere between tootsie roll size and cadbury egg-sized pellets. those pellets are stacked in these thin, 12-foot-long tubes. they are metal tubes, basically filled with pellets of uranium. that's what we call fuel rods. and that's essentially the business end of a nuclear reactor. big long fuel rods like that round ed vertically inserted into a steel containment vessel. what's happening inside when the reactor is going is
>>> good morning, america. situation critical. a new reactor in danger. overnight, a surge in radiation drives out the last line of defense, as another fire flares up at japan's crippled nuclear plant. >>> and the fukushima 50. new details this morning about the heroic team, facing death, working inside the scariest ut place on earth. even helicopters sent to spray the plant, turned back because of major danger, as aftershocks shake tokyo. >>> could the meltdown happen here? "gma" takes you inside an american working plant, to show what the workers face every day. >>> and the rush to buy iodine pills and radiation detectors. but just how worried should we be? >>> and good morning, america. an incredible story unfolding at that nuclear plant. the workers pulled out overnight, because of radiation levels. and they're standing by to go back in at this very hour, likely exposing themselves to so much more radiation. >> just to give a sense of how much risk they are facing, back to the chernobyl disaster. almost 50 of the workers there sacrificed their lives. more than 100 had r
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to get the job growth. it comes right away. america is at a cross roads. there's different ways to do it. this study also shows if you raise taxes, it's not a way to end a crisis. if you cut government debt, private sector grows, jobs grow. i want you to take one moment and imagine, imagine the potential for all americans if they were freed of the burden of the debt that we have before us. that's the path we're on, so as republicans stated in their pledge they are here to grow jobs and cut government spending and kevin brady and the joint economic have just found out by the facts that everybody else that that is actually what works, proven, and that's the path we're on. i can't thank kevin enough for the work they have done. >> i serve in the ways and means committee, and you can imagine there two basic pathways to try to close a budget gap. one is to raise taxes, and the other is to cut spending. what the joint economic commission has demonstrated is a global perspective and a his historical perspective that sets out a pathway that's straightforward. it's not easy, but it's clear, and i
speech. let him talk. >> america is going through tough times and we are all needing to laugh, true. [applause] if we believe in ourselves and the way i believe in myself . i really do believe in myself. then come june if i decide to run, you'll have the great pleasure of voting for the man that will easily go down as the greatest president in the history of the united states. me. donald john trump. [applause] >> "god bless america" and good night. >> his middle name is john. >> believe in me the way i believe in me i will be the greatest president of the united states. >> >> brian: if he is president those nations who think we are arrogant will have nothing to q. on. i dare you to rule donald trump out you're fired. >> brian: in the nuclear physicists meltdown. our next guest say it is not another chernobyl. disaster. >> are we overreacting. a maul tormentor gets a taste his own medicine when the victim snaps. now the victim is in trouble for defending himself. the smell of home made chili whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multipl
in the u.s. america gets about 20% of its electricity from nuclear power. but the president says all energy sources have their down sides. >> nothing's completely failsafe. nothing's completely foolproof. and so, each time these kinds of events happen, i think it's very important for us to examine how we can further improve the safety and performance of these plants. >> president obama says he's been assured that hawaii and the u.s. mainland will not be affected by radiation from the japanese disaster. >>> so, what is the actual risk from the radiation leak in japan? dr. jon lapook has that part of the story. >> reporter: when radiation began leaking from the stricken power plant, the fallout was felt more than 5,000 miles away. at this pharmacy near los angeles. all sold out of potassium iodide. >> there's people that are really worried they're going from store to store. >> reporter: the pills can prevent the thyroid from developing cancer caused by radiation. but are they really necessary here? >> i think that's extremely unlikely that there will be any risk to folks in this country. i me
into links to six other break-ins. >>> police are preparing for a mission to central and south america and the caribbean. for five months they will render help in nine countries. the same hospital ship was on site in haiti following that country's worst disaster. the ship departs next tuesday. >>> a college student is caught on tape mocking japanese -- in in -- just minutes away the viral video that has people outraged. a new york city preschool hit with a lawsuit because classes are not challenging enough. >>> coming up, i'll show you the new form of communication that reaches all the way up to heaven and beyond next on eyewitness news. >>> rain overnight but spring fever our way. i will have the forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's 42 degrees and light rain in maryland right now. the man who calls himself clark rockefeller is charged with a murder case in is 1985. it's said he killed a man and buried the body. they're wanting to -- him from -- outrage on the campus of ucla after a student posts a video tirade against asians. the university is looking to discipline her
to remain first and foremost in my mind and to advance america's interests, and there isn't anything that i could imagine doing -- >> for our international viewers, "world news" is next. for viewers in the united states, "john king, usa" starts right now. >>> thanks, wolf, good evening, everyone. tonight japan's nuclear crisis is taking an alarming turn for the worse and there are questions about whether the japanese government is hiding or is blind to the full extent of this catastrophic. official event. they worry more radioactive steam is escaping. japan's emperor made an unprecedented nationally televised address saying he's deeply worried about the emergency but urging the japanese people to stay calm. this also gives you pause. after days of supporting the japanese government's response, the obama administration urged americans in the america to keep at least 50 miles away from the fukushima complex, that's more than four times the 12-mile evacuation ordered by japan and it gets worse. a top nuclear official says conditions at the reactor complexes are far more dire than the japanese
. >> the u.s. energy secretary said the crisis seems to have been more serious than america's worst nuclear accident in 1979. this is down to a small rotating team of workers. what are their options for bringing the crisis under control. a neat row of reactors, have the power station used to look. compare it to the picture today. in the middle of the picture a cloud of steam from one unit. today came the first official assessment from outside japan of how bad things really are. worse than america's most serious nuclear reactor sent -- nuclear accident. >> as they are unfolding rapidly and conflicting reports, so we don't know in detail what is happening. >> we have a state of emergency declared. some radioactivity was released but it involved just one reactor and not four. the range of options for attacking the crisis is shrinking. they are pumping in water to cool the reactors. the aim is to keep water flowing through to reduce temperatures but this creates steam and too much could trigger an explosion. another option is to deploy it more workers but that is hazardous. reactor three is get
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